From October through to the 1st December 2018 we were lucky enough to exhibit these stories and memories at The Forum Theatre, Barrow in Furness. Thanks to generous funding from The Heritage Lottery Fund.

Barrow's Shipyard women of ww2

As part of the exhibition, we welcomed school groups who delved into the stories and uncovered part of our hidden past. This website was also used for school research projects.


We also ran a coffee event for the local National Lottery Players, to thank them with a free drink. This was a good opportunity for people to also take a look at the stories on display, and learn more about Barrow’s Shipyard Women of WW2.

free coffee poster

Now that the exhibition has ended, we have collected some feedback:

“It’s good that the ladies that contributed to the war effort will be remembered”

“My mother would have been thrilled to know her war effort has not gone unrecognised.”

“It’s so good to keep these stories going for future generations”

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